Opening Night

from Marly Bird

Opening Night Pattern


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Knitting: Opening Night
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Opening Night relaxed
Opening Night front join
Opening Night beautiful
Opening Night drape
Opening Night cover

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Basic pattern reading skills

Pattern Description:

This sweater is both cozy and comfortable. It has wonderful drape and flow as you walk which is very flattering for almost ALL body types.

Dramatic trim and luscious yarn are coupled together in a pattern that will quickly become a favorite.


15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette st
Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Measurements Chest: 29 (323/4, 363/4, 41, 441/2, 481/2, 523/4, 57)" [73.5 (83, 93.5, 104, 113, 123, 134, 145) cm]
  • Back length, not including trims: 121/2 (13, 14, 141/2, 15, 16, 161/4, 161/2)" [32 (33, 35.5, 37, 38, 40.5, 41.5, 42) cm] Sizes Women's XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X)
  • Shown in size M


  • YARN: Classic Elite "Montera" (50% wool, 50% llama, 127 yds / 100 g per ball) in color #3827, 9 (10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 23) skeins
  • NEEDLE: Size US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 24" in length or longer or size needed to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS: Stitch holder, tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Marlaina "Marly" Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She's creative director for Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns and the co-author of Curvy Crochet (Leisure Arts, 2011). You've seen her designs in Knit Simple, Interweave ...

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